Qi Yue is a highly popular science fiction and fantasy writer from Sichuan, China. He graduated from Nanjing University with a degree in biology and currently works in the gaming industry. Representative works include the fantasy novels Fumingshi and The Mechanic's Log. He has also written a series of novels set within the Heroes of Might and Magic and World of Warcraft universes, as well as a wide variety of science fiction novels.
Elizabeth Hanlon is a Boston-based translator of Chinese fiction. She is a graduate of Tulane University and studied Chinese at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University. Her published translations include Of Ants and Dinosaurs, a novella by Hugo-Award-winning sci-fi author Cixin Liu; Beijing Graffiti, a non-fiction work on Beijing’s graffiti culture, and several short stories.